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Ask RiotACT: Electrician for small job?

By 5 May 2016
Ask RiotACT

I've just converted my garage into an office, and need an electrician to add a new powerpoint and data point. Can anyone recommend a reputable sparky who would do a small job ...

Police seek witnesses to suspicious fires

By 5 May 2016
Suspicious fires

ACT Policing, ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have identified a suspect in a relation to a series of suspicious fires lit in Canberra late last month and are c...

Founders sell Bus Depot Markets

By 5 May 2016
Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston have new owners, effective immediately, after co-founders Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting sold the business to Iconic Markets and Events Pty...

In ACTPLA we trust

By 5 May 2016

With the NCA moving to hand over significant planning powers to the ACT Government, the focus now shifts to how the ACT Government handles such an increase in responsibility fo...

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (6-8 May)

By 5 May 2016

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the Mums out there. This weekend is full of activities that will delight everyone in the family. Our top picks are the Mother’s Day Classic fu...

Theyre ripping up parking lots

By 4 May 2016 10

Canberra’s planners in the 1950s and beyond delivered an infrastructure made for cars. There were even major freeways planned (a story for another day). The road infrastru...

Budget 2016 | Fee deregulation scrapped but universities still face big cuts

By 3 May 2016
university generic

The Turnbull Government has abandoned full university fee deregulation but is still banking $2 billion in savings from higher education. Scott Morrison’s maiden budget dit...

Budget 2016 | ACT reaction

By 3 May 2016 6
Budget generic

At a glance - Chief minister says more than 1000 public service jobs will be lost - Business welcomes tax concessions, intern scheme   ACT chief minister Andre...

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Godwin the great promiser

By 7 August 2009 19

On top of revelations that it was Godwin Grech who promised the ACT the undelivered funds for the olympic torch relay costs, comes a story in The Age alleging that Godwin's also been making up Government conditions beneficial for the Western Bulldogs AFL team's poker machines empire. Mr Grech, a...

Property "Club" in Canberra

By 7 August 2009 18

"Property investors be warned – there's a spruiking company called Lisson Pty Ltd that's presently prowling some of the hottest real estate markets." So starts one article about The Investors Club ( A friend, knowing I can find my way around the net, asked me to see...

Brumbies scrum destroyed by Toulon

By 7 August 2009 3

View Larger Map The Brumbies are reporting that the accursed boot of Johnny Wilkinson and a miserable scrummaging performance have seen our brave touring lads go down 20-6 against the millionaire factory of Toulon. England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson was the chief destroyer ...

Canberra's 'Up and Comer' suburbs

By 7 August 2009 72

Hey guys, I'm fairly new to Canberra and would like to get people's views on good value suburbs for real estate.  Would also be interested in not only the 'cheap' suburbs but what they are like in general.  We all know that cheap suburbs are cheap for a reason, but I'm more interested in those ...

Bus stops opposite islands.

By 7 August 2009 18

What is it with the road planners these days? I understand the need for cycle paths to cross roads & the need to have a safety island on the road so that a cyclist can stop safely between the traffic streams. I understand that we need bus stops & that said bus stops should be reasonably clos...

Kate Lundy's YouTube debut

By 6 August 2009 16

The ACT's Labor Senator, Kate Lundy, has made her YouTube debut in what is intended to be a monthly series of wraps. Without wishing to be mean I do wonder if, perhaps, a little more locallity, and a little more substance might make them a bit more, well, interesting. (I should also note t...

Police Wrap - 6 August

By 6 August 2009 20

1. Ugly Mawson shooter sought: ACT Policing has released a facefit of a man who they believe played a central role in the brazen daylight shooting and robbery of a security guard outside the Mawson club in May 2004. The release of facefit comes after detectives investigating Operation Gal...

Torch relay farce bill gets slapped on the ACT

By 6 August 2009 24

I think it's fair to say the Beijing Olympics torch relay was not an event most in the ACT remember fondly. The Liberals' Brendan Smyth is now pointing out that we're paying for 3/4's of the deal rather than the promised half. In an embarrassing and costly rebuke from Jon Stanhope’s Federal ...

Rama's look/taste alike?

By 6 August 2009 23

I have recently moved from Canberra to the coast and loving it.  EXCEPT, I am not getting my weekly fix of Rama's, especially the Chicken Korma and Beef Madras. Does anyone have or know where I can find receipes that will re-create these for me so my life will be perfect?  I have tried seve...

All hail the United Ngunnawal Elders Council

By 6 August 2009 38

Comrade Stanhope has announced protocols on who gets to be a traditional owner of the ACT or not. It's bad news for the rogue Ngambri with all the spoils going to the "United Ngunnawal Elders Council" (UNEC). Apparently the protocols also cap the fee for a "Welcome to Country" at $300 as well....

ACT Ambulance given to St John Ambulance

By 6 August 2009 4

Yesterday, Simon Corbell's office sent out a press release informing the community that the ACT Ambulance Service had given a used ambulance to St John Ambulance (ACT). I haven't seen the story picked up anywhere, and I guess it got swamped by the bigger story of the new fire trucks being handed ove...

Canberräng 2009

By 6 August 2009

This weekend sees swing dancers from around Australia and the world converge on Canberra for Canberräng 2009 - Canberra's festival of swing. Canberräng ’09 – “Spy vs Spy” events will be hosted at a swag of local venues, starting at Tilley's tonight (Thursday) and finishing up at the...

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